I'd say Angelia Stinnett is far above "normal". Her willingness to put herself in the race while taking care of her family including a newborn baby is... well... extraordinary! Thank you David Cook for writing about her race and thank you Angelia for fighting the good fight. A few more like you and we'd have a great start in digging our country out of the hole the last few congresses have put us into.
More grass paved over so that Wilkins Research employees won't be inconvenienced? Really? And adding yet more traffic around East Brainerd Elementary School? Add the additional unnecessary traffic on what is now a quiet back street and you've got a triple for the greedy, thoughtless, money changers that are making the whole of East Brainerd a nightmare. It's time to stop the type of uncontrolled excess that is ruining our quality of life, not to mention threatening the safety and well being of our most valuable asset, our children. Would the late Madge H. Wilkins really think this eyesore would "make the community a better place"?
@payingattention, "Out of town people"? If you would leave your computer and come down to the courthouse to actually meet the occupiers, you'd find that they are overwhelmingly from this area, of all ages and genders, have jobs or are retired or are actively seeking employment, are clean and respectable, vary in their political views and are deeply commited to asserting their rights as outlined in our constitution. Come have a cup of coffee and discuss your opinions face to face with some of the most thoughtful and articulate people you'll ever meet.
I am appalled that so many readers do not understand the huge negative impact that a larger student to teacher ratio has on the quality of education. I'm not even a teacher and I know this much. A good public education system is the number one way to create a peaceful and prosperous society for all of us.